HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF THE WEST MISSISSIPPI,
March 28, 1865.
Major General GORDON GRANGER,
Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:
SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you send one regiment this evening to report to General Bailey for the protection of public property and the preservation of order at Starke's Wharf.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 2nd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8.
In the Field, March 28, 1865.
I. The general commanding appreciates the ready and generous efforts of the troops in promoting this difficult march. These labors assure future success, and every patriot will feel grateful to the soldiers who have endured them. The general particularly thanks Lieutenant Colonel J. b. Leake, commanding the Twentieth Iowa Volunteers, for the valuable and rapid service of his regiment this morning in corduroying the road, hawing by the amount done how much can be accomplished by officers giving their personal interest and attention to their duty.
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By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. 3rd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 10.
In the Field, Ala., March 28, 1865.
Immediately after dark to-night brigade commanders will re-enforce their skirmish line with men enough, with shovels, to construct a complete line of defense upon the skirmish line of the strength of a good rifle pit. The lines will be advanced as far as practicable, care being had to make a perfect connection. The work will be conducted with caution and as little noise as possible. The division officer of the day will superintend the work, and the brigade officers of the day will report to him for instructions.
By order of Brigadier General W. P. Benton:
J. D. ROUSE,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,
Barrancas, March 28, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army and Mil. Div. of West Miss.:
COLONEL: I have the honor to forward herewith, for the information of the major-general commanding, an official copy of a letter just received from Major-General Steele relative to the success of his cavalry this side of Enscambia bridge and at Evergreen. I also beg to inclose the statement of A. R. Evans, conductor on the Mobile and Pollard Railroad, just in from Tensas, relative to rebel affairs at